10 Unicorn View, Lerwick, ZE1 0NN

Under offer
Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

D (66)

Council Tax:

Band B


Under offer


Living / Dining Room, Kitchen, 2 Double Bedrooms, Bathroom & Cellar.


Beautifully presented 'Scandinavian' style semi-detached property on the north side of Lerwick enjoying a view over to the north harbour entrance in the distance.

As well as converting the loft space to provide an additional bedroom, the owners have completely refurbished the ground floor since their purchase ten years ago, the work including a new kitchen and bathroom. As a result the double glazed property which has electric heating, is in 'walk into' condition throughout and would therefore be of particular interest to a first time buyer or 'buy-to let' investor.

In addition to a spacious master bedroom on the first floor which has a large walk-in wardrobe space off, the accommodation on the ground floor comprises a living / dining room, kitchen, bathroom and double bedroom with extensive built-in wardrobe space.

A substantial cellar which has its own lockable external door, provides a huge amount of storage space and also has a sink.

Tarred parking for two cars and small fenced garden area with drying green.


On the Ground Floor:-


Entry is via a covered entrance area to the side of the property where the front door opens to a vestibule with coat hooks and fitted unit to the recess opposite which provides space for shoes etc. and some storage and also houses the electric meter etc. Tiled floor which continues into the hall accessed by a glazed door.


With glazed door to the kitchen, archway to the living room, and further doors to the ground floor double bedroom and bathroom. Handy cupboard space under the stairs, telephone point & storage heater.


(Approx. 3.05m x 2.25m) (10' x 7'4") Modern fitted kitchen with window to the west enjoying a glimpse across to the north harbour entrance in the distance. Integral double oven, ceramic hob with cooker hood over, and concealed dishwasher, small breakfast bar, inset sink & tiled splashbacks, plus plumbing for washing machine and space for a fridge / freezer (appliances not included). Tiled floor again matching that in the hall, this time with electric-under-floor heating.

Living / Dining Room

(Approx.4.35m x 3.3m) (14'4" x 10'11") With window to the front of the house, wood laminate flooring, centre light plus additional recessed ceiling spotlights along one wall, satellite TV connection & storage / convector heater.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.3m x 2.65m + wardrobes) (10'10" x 8'9") Double bedroom to the rear of the house with sliding doors concealing a substantial built-in wardrobe along one wall with fitted hanging & shelf space, with a bank of recessed ceiling spotlights along the front of the wardrobe supplementing the centre light fitting. Wood laminate flooring, telephone point & panel heater.


(Approx. 2.3m x 1.7m) (7'7" x 5'6") Fully tiled bathroom with electric under-floor heating below the tiled floor and white suite including bath / shower tub with two showers, one electric, the other fed by the 'Megaflo' water tank, & glazed shower screen over, a WC and wash hand basin set on fitted cupboard unit, additional storage being provided by a bathroom cabinet and tiled shelved recess. Ladder towel rail / radiator.

On the First Floor:-


The pine staircase from the hall which is lit by a Velux window over, leads up to a small landing with wood laminate flooring and access to floored and lined storage space in the eaves.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 4.45m x 3.15m (floor area)) (14'8" x 10'4") Good-sized master bedroom with Velux windows to the front and rear both with integral blinds, wood laminate flooring & storage heater. Again hatches either side provide access to the eaves space. Off the bedroom is a further large walk-in wardrobe space (approx. 2.75m x 2.45m at widest points (floor area) (9' x 8')) with window to the side gable, wood laminate flooring and further access to the eaves space.

When the upstairs floor was developed by the current owners pipework for plumbing connections were run up to first floor level to facilitate the possible future installation of an en-suite shower room, although this would be subject to compliance with building regulations and prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard.


The property benefits from tarred parking for two cars from where a gate opens to a small front garden area with steps with terraced flower beds to the side, leading to the front door. To the rear is a small west-facing paved area outside the front door, a further small lawned area to the side & rear and a chipped drying area with rotary clothes dryer. Cold water tap & external garden store box.


Below the house is a substantial, very usable cellar which has a lockable external door and measures approximately 5.2m x 2m (17' x 6'7"). This has fitted units including a sink with hot & cold water, power & lighting. It provides a huge amount of storage space and also houses the 'Megaflo' water tank.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band B. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation. Details of Council Tax rates can be found on the Shetland Islands Council website.

Energy Performance

Energy Efficiency Rating: D (66)

Property Location

Unicorn View is situated on the north side of Lerwick, off Ladies Drive at Gremista. To locate the property drive to the roundabout by Gremista Industrial Estate and turn up the hill into Gremista Brae. Follow the road around to the right into Ladies Drive and continue past the wooden houses on the right (Gremmasgaet, Stocketgaet & Norgaet); Unicorn View is the next road on the left, no. 10 being the second house of the last pair of semi-detached houses on the right.

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Selling my house whilst living in Edinburgh was a daunting prospect but I should not have worried. The communications between both parties was easy and the sale of my property went through without any hitches.

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